I have some news that I believe most of you will be very happy to hear. The Deep South Star Gaze in 2017 will be held at our home for the past eight years – the Feliciana Retreat Center!
How is this possible? As most of you know, we were planning on moving to a new home this fall because of news that we had been given about the Feliciana Retreat Center. We, in fact, put down a deposit at the Judson Baptist Retreat Center. Discussions this weekend at the Spring Scrimmage at the Feliciana Retreat Center presented several scenarios and opportunities. By not charging us for nights not stayed (more than a few bailed out early due to the weather), we are able to apply those savings toward a deposit at the Feliciana Retreat Center making up for the money deposited at the Judson Baptist Retreat Center. There is a bit more to this story which I will not relate here. Suffice it to say, we will be back at the Feliciana Retreat Center this fall.
We still have a deposit in place at the Judson Baptist Retreat Center. I am going to explore just what options we have with the Judson Baptist Retreat Center. My understanding is that the deposit is not refundable. We will look at other calendar dates and see if there are weekends that would work for astronomy with Judson so that the deposit paid does not go to waste.
The 35th Annual DSSG will be held at the Feliciana Retreat Center - October 17th thru the 22nd, 2017